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Things Americans Are Getting Right

Despite all the news you may be consuming or posts that get passed around on Facebook (or inflammatory Tweets), Americans individually and with companies actually are doing many great things. Here is a list compiled by my new favorite news source–Axios. The bottom line: Americans are pulling together, every day, to help one another; there […]

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ABB completes EPC business model change

Ever since Ulrich Spiesshofer took the reins at ABB, he has led a transformation of the business model. First were a number of divestitures and management changes. Then some realignment and strategic acquisitions—notably B+R Automation enhancing its factory automation  portfolio. Now at year’s end comes news of further divestiture and realignment.  The company took actions […]

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2018 ARC Industry Forum to Explore Digital Transformation

The 22nd annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 12-15, 2018, will focus on the new digitally-enabled technologies, approaches, and business processes that are disrupting the way industry, infrastructure, and municipalities around the world operate and serve their respective customers. This digital transformation impacts every aspect of business, industry, and infrastructure. Digital Transformation Changes […]

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Gary Mintchell - The Manufacturing Connection

Here Is A Hint Why I Chose Technology Career Over Political Science

Is it any wonder about the wisdom of dropping my graduate work in political science while returning to manufacturing and technology? Try these pieces of obfuscation this week from Washington. The big tax cut and simplification bill turns out not to simplify anything. Manufacturing organizations sending information to me believe it offers financial rewards to […]

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Software Is Center Stage at Rockwell Automation Event

Data is the new currency. I heard that somewhere. There is much truth buried in the thought. That makes software and connectivity key technologies. I hear this everywhere. I am thinking through what I learned at the Rockwell Automation event while at an enterprise computing event in Spain. Enterprise IT has discovered Industrial Internet of […]

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Have I Seen The Last Minds + Machines?

GE’s restructure includes sharp cuts at GE Digital. Jeff Imelt had a dream for GE. It would get on board the digital manufacturing train. They would ride it toward new modes of profitability. He built a division called GE Digital and spent a lot of money on it. Then profits and stock price took a […]

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